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Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765256/grazoprevir-elbasvir-for-the-treatment-of-adults-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-short-review-on-the-clinical-evidence-and-place-in-therapy
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Nimisha Sulejmani, Syed-Mohammed Jafri
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection impacts approximately 71 million people and approximately 400,000 deaths are attributed to HCV-related liver disease annually worldwide. Mainstay of treatment for over 25 years has been pegylated interferon until the advent of protease inhibitors, which has led to all-oral HCV treatment regimens that have changed the outlook of hepatitis C treatment. Grazoprevir/elbasvir provides high rates of efficacy and tolerability and is an all-oral once daily treatment option for HCV infection...
2018: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740221/effect-of-sitagliptin-on-hepatic-histological-activity-and-fibrosis-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-patients-a-1-year-randomized-control-trial
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Shahinul Alam, Jhumur Ghosh, Golam Mustafa, Mohammad Kamal, Nooruddin Ahmad
Background/purpose: Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) expression is directly associated with hepatic lipogenesis and liver injury in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). This study has been designed to elucidate the histological improvement of NASH with the DPP-4 inhibitor sitagliptin. Materials and methods: In this open-label randomized control trial, paired liver biopsy was taken from 40 NASH patients. Sitagliptin 100 mg was given once daily to the SL group and no sitagliptin was given to the L group for 1 year...
2018: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662329/diagnosis-and-staging-of-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-comparison-and-critical-overview-of-current-strategies
#3
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Leandro César Mendes, Raquel Sb Stucchi, Aline G Vigani
In the past years, what has always been considered undisputed true in liver fibrosis staging has been challenged. Diagnostic performance of histological evaluation has proven to be significantly influenced by sample- and observer-related variabilities. Differentiation between lower levels of fibrosis remains difficult for many, if not all, test modalities, including liver biopsy but, perhaps, such a distinction is not indispensable in light of current therapeutic approaches. Biomarkers and elastography offer, nonetheless, high predictive values for advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis and correlate well with liver-related outcomes...
2018: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606895/hepatic-encephalopathy-current-challenges-and-future-prospects
#4
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Mirashini Swaminathan, Mark Alexander Ellul, Timothy Js Cross
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a common complication of liver dysfunction, including acute liver failure and liver cirrhosis. HE presents as a spectrum of neuropsychiatric symptoms ranging from subtle fluctuating cognitive impairment to coma. It is a significant contributor of morbidity in patients with liver disease. HE is observed in acute liver failure, liver bypass procedures, for example, shunt surgry and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, and cirrhosis. These are classified as Type A, B and C HE, respectively...
2018: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296102/efficacy-and-safety-of-sofosbuvir-based-therapies-in-patients-with-advanced-liver-disease-in-a-real-life-cohort
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Blaise K Kutala, Feryel Mouri, Corinne Castelnau, Valerie Bouton, Nathalie Giuily, Nathalie Boyer, Tarik Asselah, Patrick Marcellin
Background: The combination of sofosbuvir (SOF) with ribavirin (RBV) or daclatasvir (DCV) or simeprevir (SIM) for the treatment of patients infected by chronic hepatitis C (CHC) have led to significantly increased rates of sustained virological response (SVR). However, there is only limited data regarding factors associated with treatment failure in a "real-life" cohort. Patients and methods: Consecutive treatment-naive and treatment-experienced patients F3-F4 were treated with SOF-based interferon-free therapy in our hospital from November 2013 to July 2015...
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158695/pnpla3-expression-and-its-impact-on-the-liver-current-perspectives
#6
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Francesca Virginia Bruschi, Matteo Tardelli, Thierry Claudel, Michael Trauner
A single-nucleotide polymorphism occurring in the sequence of the human patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing 3 gene ( PNPLA3 ), known as I148M variant, is one of the best characterized and deeply investigated variants in several clinical scenarios, because of its tight correlation with increased risk for developing hepatic steatosis and more aggressive part of the disease spectrum, such as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis. Further, the I148M variant is positively associated with alcoholic liver diseases, chronic hepatitis C-related cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma...
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062242/impact-of-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-4-eradication-following-direct-acting-antivirals-on-liver-stiffness-measurement
#7
Mohammed Tag-Adeen, Ahlam Mohamed Sabra, Yuko Akazawa, Ken Ohnita, Kazuhiko Nakao
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis is the most important prognostic factor in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients, and Egypt shows the highest worldwide HCV prevalence with genotype-4 pre-dominance. The aim of this study was to investigate the degree of liver stiffness measurement (LSM) improvement after successful HCV eradication. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 84 chronic HCV Egyptian patients, and was conducted at Qena University Hospital from November 1, 2015 till October 31, 2016...
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026340/economic-impact-of-the-use-of-rifaximin-550-mg-twice-daily-for-the-treatment-of-overt-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-italy
#8
Daniela Paola Roggeri, Alessandro Roggeri
PURPOSE: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is associated with a reduced survival, an increased risk of hospitalization for recurrences, and a reduced health-related quality of life. The purpose of the present economic analysis was to evaluate the impact on the Italian National Health Service (INHS) expenditure of the treatment with rifaximin 550 mg twice daily (Tixteller® /Tixtar® ) for the reduction of the recurrences of overt HE, with respect to the current treatment approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Costs associated with patients treated with rifaximin 550 mg twice daily were estimated considering the reduction in hospitalizations for HE recurrences revealed by registrative clinical trial (-50%) applied to the hospitalization rate (42...
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794662/erratum-hepatitis-c-infection-in-egypt-prevalence-impact-and-management-strategies-corrigendum
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[This corrects the article on p. 17 in vol. 9, PMID: 28553150.].
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652827/role-of-intrafamilial-transmission-in-high-prevalence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-in-egypt
#10
Maha Z Omar, Mohamed A Metwally, Hala M El-Feky, Inas A Ahmed, Mohamed A Ismail, Amal Idris
BACKGROUND: Egypt has the highest prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) worldwide. Although an effective HCV treatment program has been adopted, it is estimated that the number of newly reported cases in Egypt is still high. Intrafamilial transmission may play a role in the high prevalence of HCV in Egypt. Identification of risk factors for the transmission of HCV may help in decreasing its prevalence and eliminating its infection. AIM: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of HCV infection among the household contacts of HCV patients and identify the possible risk factors associated with intrafamilial transmission...
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553150/hepatitis-c-infection-in-egypt-prevalence-impact-and-management-strategies
#11
REVIEW
Asmaa Gomaa, Naglaa Allam, Aisha Elsharkawy, Mohamed El Kassas, Imam Waked
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health burden in Egypt, where it bears the highest prevalence rate in the world. Estimates for prevalence are based upon data reported from the 2008 and 2015 Egypt Demographic Health Surveys. In this review, we demonstrate the prevalence results of both surveys and analyze the difference in the results. The overall HCV prevalence is estimated to be declining. However, the clinical impact of chronic HCV infection is expected to grow considerably. A mathematical model shows that by increasing the rate of treatment, the expected number of patients will decline significantly in 2030...
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356778/decreasing-racial-disparity-with-the-combination-of-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c
#12
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Paul H Naylor, Milton Mutchnick
African Americans (AA) in the US are twice as likely to be infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared to the non-Hispanic-white US population (Cau). They are also more likely to be infected with HCV genotype 1, more likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma, and, in addition, have a lower response rate to interferon-based therapies. With the increase in response rates reported for combinations of direct-acting antivirals, the possibility that racial disparity would be eliminated by agents that directly inhibit virus replication has become a reality...
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280398/interrelationship-of-hepatitis-c-virus-genotypes-with-patient-characteristics-in-bahrain
#13
Maheeba A Abdulla, Eman A Murad, Hend A Aljenaidi, Duha R Aljowder, Omar Ik Aljeeran, Eman Farid, Jehad R Al Qamish
AIM: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) shows genotype-based variation in prevalence across geographical regions. This study was conducted to understand the clinical interrelationship of HCV genotypes with patient characteristics. METHODS: Medical records of 122 patients positive for HCV RNA test collected during 2013 and 2014 were included for analysis. Only adults were included in the study. HCV RNA extraction and genotyping was done as part of the routine diagnostic requirements...
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203111/unresectable-hepatoblastoma-current-perspectives
#14
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Angela D Trobaugh-Lotrario, Rebecka L Meyers, Allison F O'Neill, James H Feusner
Although rare, hepatoblastoma is the most common pediatric liver tumor. Complete resection is a critical component for cure; however, most patients will have tumors that are not resected at diagnosis. For these patients, administration of neoadjuvant chemotherapy renders tumors resectable in most patients. For patients whose tumors remain unresectable after chemotherapy, liver transplantation is indicated (in the absence of active unresectable metastatic disease). In patients whose tumors remain unresectable after conventional chemotherapy, interventional techniques may serve as a promising option to reduce tumor size, decrease systemic toxicity, decrease need for liver transplantation, and increase feasibility of tumor resection...
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008291/knowledge-and-attitude-of-health-care-professionals-regarding-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-its-vaccination-university-of-gondar-hospital-ethiopia
#15
Mohammed Biset Ayalew, Boressa Adugna Horssa, Nardose Getachew, Sitotaw Amare, Ashenafi Getnet
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B is a global public health problem affecting approximately 10% of the world population. Health care professionals (HCPs) are at an increased risk of acquiring hepatitis B infection due to occupational exposure. Having enough knowledge and proper attitudes toward the infection and its vaccination is crucial in preventing the infection. This study aimed to assess knowledge of and attitudes toward hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection as well as its vaccination among HCPs working in University of Gondar Hospital...
2016: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942238/targeted-transplantation-of-mitochondria-to-hepatocytes
#16
Nidhi Gupta, Catherine H Wu, George Y Wu
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial defects in hepatocytes can result in liver dysfunction and death. Hepatocytes have cell-surface asialoglycoprotein receptors (AsGRs) which internalize AsGs within endosomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether mitochondria could be targeted to hepatocytes by AsGR-mediated endocytosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An AsG, AsOR, was linked to polylysine to create a conjugate, AsOR-PL, and complexed with healthy and functional mitochondria (defined by normal morphology, cytochrome c assays, and oxygen-consumption rates)...
2016: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843363/defibrotide-in-the-treatment-of-hepatic-veno-occlusive-disease
#17
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Alessandro Fulgenzi, Maria Elena Ferrero
Hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD), also known as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), represents the most frequent complication in patients in early phase following hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT). In its severe form, VOD/SOS can be associated with multiorgan failure and with a mortality rate >80% by day +100. Defibrotide (DF) (a mixture of 90% single-stranded phosphodiester oligonucleotides and 10% double-stranded phosphodiester oligonucleotides derived from controlled depolarization of porcine intestinal mucosal DNA) has been proposed for the treatment of SOS due to its ability to restore thrombo-fibrinolytic balance and protect endothelial cells...
2016: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695370/presence-and-consequence-of-tooth-periapical-radiolucency-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
#18
Lea Ladegaard Grønkjær, Palle Holmstrup, Søren Schou, Kristoffer Schwartz, Johanne Kongstad, Peter Jepsen, Hendrik Vilstrup
BACKGROUND: Periapical radiolucency is the radiographic sign of inflammatory bone lesions around the apex of the tooth. We determined the prevalence and predictors of periapical radiolucency in patients with cirrhosis and the association with systemic inflammation status and cirrhosis-related complications. METHODS: A total of 110 cirrhosis patients were consecutively enrolled. Periapical radiolucency was defined as the presence of radiolucency or widening of the periapical periodontal ligament space to more than twice the normal width...
2016: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621676/obeticholic-acid-for-the-treatment-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-in-adult-patients-clinical-utility-and-patient-selection
#19
REVIEW
Christopher L Bowlus
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), previously known as primary biliary "cirrhosis", is a rare autoimmune liver disease characterized by the hallmark autoantibodies to mitochondrial antigens and immune-mediated destruction of small bile duct epithelial cells leading to cholestasis and cirrhosis. Surprisingly, while immune modulators have not been effective in the treatment of PBC, supplementation with the hydrophilic bile acid (BA) ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has been demonstrated to slow the disease progression...
2016: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555800/idiopathic-noncirrhotic-portal-hypertension-current-perspectives
#20
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Oliviero Riggio, Stefania Gioia, Ilaria Pentassuglio, Valeria Nicoletti, Michele Valente, Giulia d'Amati
The term idiopathic noncirrhotic portal hypertension (INCPH) has been recently proposed to replace terms, such as hepatoportal sclerosis, idiopathic portal hypertension, incomplete septal cirrhosis, and nodular regenerative hyperplasia, used to describe patients with a hepatic presinusoidal cause of portal hypertension of unknown etiology, characterized by features of portal hypertension (esophageal varices, nonmalignant ascites, porto-venous collaterals), splenomegaly, patent portal, and hepatic veins and no clinical and histological signs of cirrhosis...
2016: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
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